LOGAN, Utah – Utah State had a pair of softball players recognized with all-Mountain West accolades on Wednesday, as voted on by the league’s nine head coaches.
Senior catcher Gabriella Jimenez was named first team all-MW, while senior pitcher Kapri Toone earned second team honors.
Jimenez leads the Aggies and ranks seventh in the Mountain West with a .686 slugging percentage in conference play. Jimenez has hit nine home runs in league play in 2022, good for first on the team and tied for first in the MW. She also leads the Aggies and is tied for fifth in the league with 20 RBIs, and is first on the team and third in the MW with 48 total bases in league play. Defensively, Jimenez is tops in the league in gunning down runners stealing with 12 putouts in MW action. In all in MW play, Jimenez has batted .271 (19-of-70), including nine homers and two doubles, and has drawn four walks. Defensively, she has recorded 74 putouts and 23 assists.
Toone leads the Aggies in conference play and ranks third in the MW with a 1.83 ERA. She has held opponents to a .251 batting average, good for eighth in the league. She is third in the MW with 76.2 innings pitched in league action and her seven conference wins rank fourth in the league. She has also recorded one save in her 19 MW appearances. In league action, Toone has pitched five complete games, including one shutout, and has struck out 24 Mountain West batters.
The duo and the rest of the 2022 Aggie squad next host San José State on Thursday, May 12, at 4 p.m., Friday, May 13, at 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m.
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